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totter

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verb tot·ter \ˈtä-tər\

Definition of totter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to tremble or rock as if about to fall :  swayb :  to become unstable :  threaten to collapse

  3. 2 :  to move unsteadily :  stagger, wobble

Examples of totter in a sentence

  1. The child tottered across the room.

  2. He tottered away to bed.

Origin and Etymology of totter

Middle English toteren


First Known Use: 15th century


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totter

noun tot·ter

Definition of totter

  1. :  an unsteady gait :  wobble

1709

First Known Use of totter

1709


TOTTER Defined for English Language Learners

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totter

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verb tot·ter \ˈtä-tər\

Definition of totter for English Language Learners

  • : to move or walk in a slow and unsteady way

  • : to become weak and likely to fail or collapse


TOTTER Defined for Kids

totter

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verb tot·ter \ˈtä-tər\

Definition of totter for Students

tottered

tottering

  1. 1 :  to sway or rock as if about to fall

  2. 2 :  to move unsteadily :  stagger



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